Originally Posted by BCubb2003
Managers just don't assume failure -- that a starter with 60 pitches can't make it through the seventh. They aren't thinking of last year's worst pitcher ... they're thinking of solid innings eater who's over his mono ...
Now Arroyo had 60 pitches.
By the end of this thread he will have had 35.
Very few pitchers with Arroyo type stuff can be counted on to go seven. You need to be ready to pull him if things go bad.
Arroyo went bad. It took too long to get him out.